Hi Carol, Did you try the Grantham name spelled "Granthom" In the Stephen GANUS Bible on the AL Bibles of rootsweb, two are listed in connection with Stephen Ganus. Lizie: Bethiann Grantom was born 9/7/1861
William: Richard Grantom was born 11/1/1862
Carol, a long time ago you stated that you had spoken to a Mrs. Davis of Troy AL that could tell me about my Ganus family. Here's what you told me; could you tell me what she told you about the "interesting stories" and if it was connected with the native american parts? From Carol: Francis Ganus married G.W.Hataway Feb 3, 1881 in Pike Co AL. The bondsmen were G. W. Hataway and W. J. Ganus(who was the oldest son of Stephen Ganus of Pike Co. She was a sister to W(illaim) J(ackson) who was called Jackson. Francis was born on Dec 19, 1855 there in Pike Co. according to Stephen Ganus's family Bible. Her full name was Francis Earline Ganus.
Then George W married Fannie Ganus on Aug 4, 1889 in Brundige(not far from the county seat, Troy). Bondsmen were George W Hataway and a J D Gafford(I do not know who he is, do you?).
A Benjamin Blackman had 40 acres due north bordering Stephen Ganus's property(240 acres). I have not yet searched for his family members. W.J. Ganus, Francis's brother, married a M.F.Blackman a year after she married on Aug. 7, 1882. The bondsmen were W.J. Ganus and a J.T. Blackman. There was also a marriage of a PJR Minty Blackman to T B Ganus, son of Stephen Ganus on Oct. 30, 1879(which son was underage and required permission granted by Stephen). Something must have happened to TB Ganus because just a few months later she is listed as living with Stephen's family in the 1880 censu as a daughter-in-law. TB is nowhere to be found.
Then on June 28, 1885, "Minty" marries again. This time it is to William H Register. Bondsmen are W H Register and a B T Blackman. Her full name is listed on the license as Polly June Armistus Ganus. I recently spoke to an older lady, Mrs Davis in Troy who is a decendant of that union. She told me intersting stories and I can let you know how to reach her if you are intersted.
Hope this helps you. Photcopies of the microfilmed marriage licenses can be obtained from the public library in Troy. Let me know if you want to know how.
You could help me by identifying who Fannie Ganus is. We have no idea how she fits in. Thanks!